I see on many websites starter kits which sell only the brood box? For my first year I would like to harvest what honey I can. Should I buy a super to go with this? 2 supers?
Friend of mine has extra boxes that they said I can use. But, how do I give them back if I continue to raise my bees? If I have to start all from ground up. I'll just buy the bees. If I get boxes then will be looking in a nuc. Seems like time is running out.brooksbeefarm said:If i was going for honey the first year, (not very likely) your best chance would be to go with a Nuc. Some of our new club members have got a few frames of honey the first year by starting with nuc's, but your weather will have a lot to do with that. If you do go with a nuc, be sure to order the type that will fit your operation (deep frames or med. frames in the nuc) if you don't get the right one it makes things harder to cope with. Just my two cents worth. Jack